TV doctor kills self after French “Survivor” death

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM

PARIS—French broadcaster TF1 says a doctor on its version of tropical reality show “Survivor” has committed suicide, following the death of a contestant last month.

The broadcaster says that Thierry Costa killed himself Monday in Cambodia, where the new season of the hit show “Koh-Lanta” was being filmed. The 38-year-old Costa left a suicide note, in which he blamed the media for smearing his name.
Last month an inquiry into “involuntary homicide” was launched into the sudden death of a contestant who had been treated by Costa for cramps.
Anonymous accusations appeared in the media accusing Costa and the production company Adventure Line of negligence—a charge that all parties vehemently denied.
In a statement, TF1 says it “shares the pain” of the Costa family.

 

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